The Rise of the Smart City

Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 22)


There is no common consensus about what “smart” really means in the context of the information and communications technology (ICT). The author provides with a new and quite “umbrella” definition to smart city: the utilization of ICT and innovation by cities (new, existing or districts), as a means to sustain in economic, social and environmental terms and to address several challenges dealing with six (6) dimensions (people, economy, governance, mobility, environment and living). Depending on this ICT and innovation performance, as well as on the local priorities, each city performs differently and appears with alternative smart city forms.


Smart City International Standard Organization Digital City Smart Service Virtual City 
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  1. 1.Project Management DepartmentTechnological Educational Institute (TEI)LarissaGreece

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